• Aalborg DK Ltd was formed by Anthony and Jayne Hill who retain a passion for raising the standards of both education and the school environment

All Aalborg products are designed and made in Britain with Danish inspiration.

Anthony Hill Designs Ltd was founded in 1966 and developed an entirely new range of demountable staging and postural furniture which was introduced at the NEC in 2010. We called the range of equipment Aalborg following many years working with Dr Chresten Mandal, with architects Jens and Mie Guldbaek of JoopBZ,  and many Danish companies involved with the design and presentation of school equipment.

Renfrew Group International (www.renfrewgroup.com) was commissioned to assist with the design and development of this advanced range. Each has been tested and certificated for compliance with the very highest world standards.

Our Mission

We are a business devoted to providing an understanding of issues related to education and the workplace, developing solutions to benefit both people and business.

Considerations affecting wellbeing and posture:

  • Ergonomics
  • Anthropometrics
  • Back Ache
  • Spinal damage
  • Architecture, or the art of designing buildings which both work and look good (not the reverse!).
  • Industrial Design, or the art of providing innovative solutions which are cost effective and also look attractive

…Each a part to play into understanding how good posture and a proper care of spinal health, digestion and even – very importantly – maximising oxygen to the brain. These can improve our quality of life, and our ability to both concentrate and perform.

History

As an Industrial Designer, Anthony Hill enjoyed a varied background before establishing his original design company…

Aalborgdk-history

Loughborough Stage

Designed originally for touring and dance, and made from a combination of extruded transport section and Anthony Hill designed, award winning aluminium components.

Concert stage

Bought by Birmingham NEC for the Arena as a 1200-1800mm height adjustable concert stage. Supplied together with stand-on aluminium crowd control barriers.

1976-2006

A range of products was developed to especially serve the needs of dance, music, drama and display.

Ease of handling by the young and old alike served the needs of education, of churches and cathedrals, town and village halls in the UK and also world wide.

A third of all UK schools use these products and over half of the cathedrals for choral, concert and worship purposes.

Large numbers of variants used elements for display. Stainless steel versions were developed for removable swimming pool infills, also a unique modular floating stage. Dance floors and special floor modules were designed to serve large hotels and retail layouts.

Classroom furniture

Adjustable classroom furniture

Height adjustable desks and chairs were designed for either junior or senior schools and to encourage a balanced posture.

An increasing number of long term trials have shown that students sitting correctly balanced at suitably adjusted work stations not only suffer less discomfort, helping concentration, but that a ‘horse riding’ posture with related height desks, preferably tilted, provide neither cramping of the stomach (better digestion) nor restriction of the lungs (better breathing and oxygen intake), and that a seat having a ‘waterfall’ front assists ‘venous blood flow’ both of which encourages oxygen to the brain.

The overall results have been ‘better academic grades’. Saddles, whether on stools or seats have a similar effect on student performance, do not require backrests since they encourage lordosis (correct and balanced upright posture) as opposed to kyphosis (rounded back syndrome).

In short… Healthier students achieving better grades and longer lasting furniture. Now that’s value…

Aalborg-design

Plastics electric kettle

Moulded from Zeigler type polypropylene and held 3 pints. Designed as a student of Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in 1959. The element was ‘C’ shaped for removal.

Auto record player

Moulded in polypropylene with patented plastics hinges for separating the top and base unit. Designed for EMI in 1967.

Compact computer module

Designed for Computer Technology Ltd.

Stacking chair

Resinject glass fibre stack and linking chairs.

Bathroom unit

Quarter scale model of an incremental bathroom solution designed for Glynwed Leisure 1968.

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Motorcycle concepts

Patented hub steering, inbuilt luggage container, flat parallel twin engine. 1960.

Kestrel locomotive cab: 1966

Driver’s cab for Hawker Siddeley Kestrel 4000hp diesel electric locomotive.

TiCi city car: 1974

Prototype city car, 6ft long, using a monocoque glass fibre structure. Originally intended for volume mass production.

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